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Photo by Ellius Grace for Living Metals Magazine 2022

Genevieve Howard is an Irish artist, designer and maker, currently living and working in Dublin. She graduated with an honours degree in Metals & Jewellery from the National College of Art and Design in 2015, studied Jewellery Design, Gold and Silversmithing at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and has recently graduated with an MA in Fashion & Technology where she received a distinction, from the University of Art & Industrial Design in Linz in Austria. 


Her inspiration is rooted in her background as a musician and singer. Up to this point, she has combined her experiences in this area and infused it into her art & design practice. As music and sound are mediums which exist as waves and vibrations through air, Genevieve has always been fascinated by the possibilities of translating these invisible materialities into tangible and wearable forms. She creates her distinctive sculptural pieces through a synthesis of handcrafted techniques with the latest cutting edge technologies. The materials which she uses to create her work range from the non precious like paper to reactive and precious metals.

Genevieve’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in major institutions and acquired for the collections of prominent museums including the NGV in Melbourne and The Dallas Museum of Art in Texas. 


  • Agility Award, Arts Council Ireland, 2022

  • Fingal County Council Artist Support Scheme Grant, 2022


  • Golden Fleece Award Shortlist, 2022


  • MA Fashion & Technology, graduated with distinction, University of Art & Industrial Design, Linz, Austria 2021

  • Material Support, PLANSEE, Reutte, Austria, 2021

  • Selected for PORTFOLIO wider selection, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, 2021

  • Emerging Future Makers Studio Support, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, 2020


  • €10,000 RDS Craft Award Bursary, Ireland 2019

  • Future Makers Innovation Award, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, 2018

  • Mari Funaki Award (H.C), Melbourne 2016

  • Irish Designers Institute Of Ireland Craft & Design Award 2015

  • Gallery Marzee International Graduate Award, Netherlands 2015

  • BA Metals & Jewellery, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland


  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

  • Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

  • CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

  • Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands



  • Irish Design Residency, partnership between Design and Crafts Council of Ireland & Les Atelier Des Paris, Irish Cultural Centre, Paris, France, 2017

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